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A Date With Destiny-Hall of Fame; Featuring Lenny Moore!

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A Date with Destiny

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Leonard Edward Moore is a former American football flanker/halfback who played for Penn State in college and the Baltimore Colts. For almost a decade starting in the late 1950s, the Baltimore Colts were one of the National Football League's premier teams. Lenny Moore was a major reason for the team’s successes. A Penn State product, Moore was a first-round draft pick of the Colts in 1956.He had a productive first pro season and was named the NFL Rookie of The Year.

He was first used as a combination flanker and running back but his primary responsibility was to catch passes. Teaming with quarterback Johnny Unitas the two formed a terrific pass-catch combo that devastated the opposition for almost a dozen years.

Following the season, he earned first-team All-Pro honors, something he would do again in 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1964. Seven times he would be selected to play in the Pro Bowl.

After sitting out for a few seasons due to injuries, Lenny bounced back magnificently in 1964 and enjoyed the finest season of his career, scoring 20 touchdowns. That year, one wire service picked him the Comeback Player of the Year and another named him the NFL's Most Valuable Player.

From 1963 to 1965, Lenny scored touchdowns in 18 consecutive games, an NFL-record. When Moore retired following the 1967 season, he left behind some amazing statistics, 12,451 combined net yards, 5174 yards rushing, 363 pass receptions, and 113 touchdowns.